Elysium Health Company recently stated that it would be turning chemicals that increase the longevity of worms and mice in the laboratory into over-the-counter vitamin pills that humans can take to curb aging. This procedure is being established by Leonard Guarente, an MIT biologist. However, according to Guarente, the demerit of the process is that it is almost impossible to prove that the drugs that lengthen the lives of animals can do the same in humans.
With this hardship, Guarente decided to take the unexpected route of packaging using nutraceuticals that do not require approval by the FDA or clinical trials. The first product on the market, a blue pill called Basis, is not 100% proven that it will keep people young. However, basis has a chemical precursor to Nicotinamide adenine dinucleotide (NAD). NAD is a compound used by the cell to carry out metabolic processes like releasing energy from glucose. NAD is believed to cause some effects like a diet extremely short on calories, a proven tactic for it to make a mouse live longer.
Through Elysium Health, Guarente is approaching the technique differently as a dietary supplement. With the cooperation of Guarente, Dan Alminana, and Eric Marcotulli, Elysium is expected to experience tremendous improvements. Scientists working with Elysium have shown that they can extend the longevity of mice by feeding them less through a process called caloric restriction. Biological molecules called sirtuins mainly mediate this process. Sirtuins need NAD to perform their work, and it is also involved in some aspects of the metabolism of a cell. NAD levels fall with age, so Elysium’s idea is to increase levels of sirtuins which in turn will increase NAD levels.
Elysium Health is a dietary supplement firm established in 2014 by Leonardo Guarente, Eric Marcotulli, and Dan Alminana. Elysium is among the top privately held companies that offer solutions. The company first manufactured Basis which contains nicotinamideriboside and pterostilbene. These two elements help make NAD and stimulate sirtuins. Elysium marketed the products on the website using social media platforms rather than in drug stores. Elysium purchases its ingredients from a high-end pharmaceutical company, and therefore their products are safe. By December 201, Elysium Health had raised $ 2.2 million from investors.
Headquartered in New York, New York, Elysium Health works to offer healthy products that are built with science basis to prevent aging. The company hopes to provide solutions that help people lead a long healthy life. Its board consists of scientists who are Nobel winners, health professionals, and clinicians who support the company work towards success. Technically, the board advises on clinical trials and promising research to take and also advises on how to convert that research into potential products. Elysium is passionate about providing effective dietary supplements.